Festival of Fantasy Parade with Castle view

Man Arrested For Refusing to Move During Parade at the Magic Kingdom Drops Lawsuit Against Disney

If you’ve ever seen people elbowing their way to the front of a crowd for the Festival of Fantasy Parade at the Magic Kingdom, you know how intense guests can be when it comes to scoring a good spot. In 2015, a guest from New York was arrested for allegedly attacking a Cast Member after they asked him to move for a parade. The man went on to file a lawsuit against Disney, which he has now dropped.

Festival of Fantasy Parade with Castle view
Crowds gather along the Magic Kingdom hub to watch the Festival of Fantasy parade. If you can’t tell by the crowds, this was during Fourth of July last year. (7/4/2019)

According to Gabrielle Russon of the Orlando Sentinel, Marc Rubin had plans to propose to his fiancé at the Magic Kingdom that night. Instead, he was arrested for battery by Orange County deputy sheriffs.

In the incident report filed by OCS, a female Cast Member had asked Rubin to step back three feet for the upcoming parade. Rubin then went on to scream at the 24-year-old Cast Member, grabbing their shirt collar and threatening to punch them in the face. Rubin denied touching anyone, simply stating that he didn’t want to be separated from his family, who had gone off to get snacks.

Rubin pleaded no contest and was fined $100 plus court costs. This past March, he voluntarily dismissed the lawsuit he filed against Disney in 2018. He had sued for negligence as well as false arrest or imprisonment, and sought over $15,000 in damages.

It is unknown whether he received a settlement. Neither his attorney nor Disney responded to the Sentinel for comment.

Source: Orlando Sentinel

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  1. Thank goodness there won’t be anyone like him when the parks reopen.

  2. I hope Disney didn’t settle. Another instance of someone losing their sense of decency when they get to Disney.

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